Primary 1B

By Julia

This year our teacher is Miss McFarlane. We welcome a new pupil and we now have 22children in our class. We really good at showing we are ready to learn in class by getting organised on our own for all our different activities. We are also learning to be respectful to our friends and the adults in our school as well as staying safe.

We continue to build on our learning and learn lots of news skills in Primary 1 B. We are really great at helping to keep our classroom safe and clean. We are experts at washing our hands and taking responsibility for keep the class tidy.

This term we are learning:

In literacy we are continuing to build on our knowledge of sounds and are using them to spell and write words independently. We have been practising our tricky words and most of us have started reading books, others are very close to getting our own book. Brilliant progress all round! We have lots of independent writing activities in the class and are beginning to create our own simple sentences based on what we have been learning about. Before Christmas we were learning to retell the story of Stickman. This term we will be exploring the story of the ‘Papaya That Spoke!’ creating new characters for the story. We will also explore writing instructions to build a model of something Scottish.

In maths we have been building on our number knowledge as well as applying it in different contexts as we learn about fractions and by adding and subtracting.

In Health and Wellbeing we continue to develop our gross motor skills and working together as a team through our gym lessons, one of which takes place in the gym hall. We are also going to learn some Scottish dances as part of our topic.

Our outdoor time has involved lots of activities including playing on the climbing frames, building dens, exploring muddy puddles and rolling down the hill. We are really good at keeping safe outdoors as well as learning to be safe as we play-even if we end up a bit mucky! We continue to explore different ways to manage our feelings and will be learning about how to keep safe in relation to medicines and people who help us.

Our Scotland topic is going to provide us with lots of great learning opportunities. The children want to learn some Scottish poems, songs and dances. These will be shared as part of our Early Level Burns Supper with other classes. They want to learn about Scottish inventors, making their own models and being scientists. We will also have a look at Scottish food and where it comes from. So a very busy time!

Children continue to explore different software through the use of the class iPad, Interactive Whiteboard and the computers. They will be learning how to code using a variety of resources.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have anything you want to discuss. As we say in P1B all the time: “Teamwork makes the dream work!”

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